DO-IT-YOURSELF MESSIAH RETURNS DECEMBER 19, 2021
The International Music Foundation is pleased to announce the 46th Annual Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Messiah. This beloved holiday event will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 19, at Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, located at 55 E. Wacker Drive in Chicago.
Due to the pandemic, our program will look a little different this year. The performance will be just 90 minutes long with no intermission. Tickets are free, but reservations will be required and can be made online beginning December 1. Currently, masks will be required for all attendees regardless of vaccination status; however, these requirements may change based up updates to city and state mandates.
A Chicago holiday tradition since 1976, this year’s DIY Messiah brings together a world-class conductor and soloists, along with an organ and string quartet accompaniment, and actively encourages audience members to step into the role of the chorus in a thrilling performance of George Frideric Handel’s masterpiece, Messiah.
DIY Messiah will once again be led by world-renowned Maestro Stanley Sperber, who is returning for his twenty-first year. Among those scheduled to perform are soprano Michelle Areyzaga and countertenor Ryan Belongie.
Stay tuned for more information!
Do-It-Yourself Messiah is generously supported by:
Philip and Judy Nussbaum Family Trust
Chicago Sunday Evening Club
National Endowment for the Arts
Illinois Arts Council